Day 7: The things I'm most afraid of...

May 7, 2013 Topic of the Day:
The thing(s) you're most afraid of.

If this were a simple question, I'd probably answer: 

jumping wolf spiders 

plastic bags in the road that might just fly into your windshield, get stuck on your windshield wipers, blocking your vision and causing a huge crash. {it could happen!}

driving too fast at night, because who knows when a deer will run out in front of you.

Since this answer is supposed to last an entire blog post...

It's not that I'm afraid of failure, it's that I'm afraid of not taking advantage of opportunities given to me. Why? Because that might lead to failure. 

What is failure anyway? 
I think we all have our own definition.

My version of failure is not being the best that I can possibly be. 

What if I had taken a sip of alcohol in high school?
What if I didn't work 3-4 jobs when I was 16 years old? 
What if I didn't graduate high school early?
What if I didn't work hard to graduate college in 3 years so that I could start a full time job?
What if I didn't go to grad school directly after that? 
What if I didn't question authority and push boundaries in the workplace?
What if we never had the courage to buy a house? 
What if we never had the courage to sell our house?

Where would I be now? 

Honestly, that's what I'm afraid of. No matter how perfect my life is, I'm always looking for more. I'm always taking on one more project than I can handle. 
I'm always saying yes.

So I guess that's what I'm afraid of. 
You can never fail as long as you are doing your best. 


  1. I once read about a woman who got a plastic bag stuck under her car and it melted and caused her thousands of dollars of damage. I'm scared of those flying bags, too. Also elevators (because the cable will break) and buses (because they will tip over). Thanks for a great post! I've enjoyed reading about you since I'm a new follower to your blog.

  2. SNAKES !! big time im scared of them we lived in a small country town when you walked out your back yard youd see a tiger snake yuck!!

    im new follower to your blog.would love if youd come follow me back


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